El Dorado County

Our View: Conservation or better management?

As California enters the fourth year of one of the worst droughts in its history, the topic of water, the lack thereof and what lies ahead is of great concern. We can all save wa ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, May 6 and 13, 1965

Agency boo-boo halts tunnel job By Phil Hindley An apparent boo-boo of the first magnitude by the Placer County Water Agency threw 60 men out of work last weekend when the Ophi ...

Another View: ‘Action this Day’ on defensible space

In the tiny, underground War Cabinet offices, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, as Nazi bombers firebombed the City of London above, dictated memos to his ministers, generals and a ...

Experts discuss the lasting aftermath of wildfires

GEORGETOWN – In less than a month, the 2014 King Fire swept through nearly 100,000 acres of densely forested land between El Dorado and Placer counties. While the hugely des ...

Another View: Freedom and personal responsibility

Do you want to try a little experiment? All you need is a newspaper like this one and a nice cup of freshly brewed coffee in hand. Flip through the newspaper from beginning to end ...

King Fire grows, so does containment

Despite rains in the high country Thursday, the King Fire continues to grow in size as crews wrestle for containment. At upward of 95,000 acres destroyed, the wild fire has taken ...

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Sept. 24 and Oct. 1, 1964

Wind-whipped forest fire blackens 4,000 acres A recurring forest fire which started near Butcher Ranch on the Auburn-Foresthill Road about 4 p.m. Saturday and blackened more than ...

Weekend weather helps firefighters

Weekend summer storms helped to cool firefighters on the frontlines of the nearly 88,000-acre King Fire and helped them to gain a greater hold on containment. While the King Fire ...

Smoke creates risks for sensitive groups

The hazy orange glow of smoke that’s covered Auburn in recent days brought with it the potential for respiratory distress. But the smoke is expected to dissipate by this aft ...

King fire shows no signs of slowing

At nearly 19,000 acres, the King fire in El Dorado County is showing no signs of slowing down as it traverses rough terrain and grows with the assistance of strong winds. Since th ...

County constantly prepares for disasters

Large fires in two neighboring counties over the last week raise questions about emergency preparedness in Placer County. While the smaller Dog Bar fire, in Nevada County, is near ...

Fires threaten homes, impacts air quality

The smell of smoke was heavy and prevalent in the air around Auburn Monday morning as fires burned in two neighboring counties. But the smell wasn’t the only tell-tale sign ...

Sand Fire leaves many seeking refuge

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Colleen O’Key and her husband, Rick, lost everything in the Sand Fire. The place they had called home for years is now nothing more than a pile of as ...

Released snakes a danger to endangered species

Two species of invasive snakes are making their way throughout California’s lakes and rivers, and experts believe they could become a threat to endangered species. According ...

Reader Input: Highway 49 hazardous on way to Cool

I’m writing to bring attention to a serious problem that seems to be getting worse as each day passes. It is the cars parking along Highway 49 at the confluence of the Middle ...